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Gospel Light Minute X with Daniel Whyte III

Summary: Daniel Whyte III is a full-time evangelist by calling. Through the Gospel Light Minute, his main aim is to present a short, clear, understandable presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which saved him over 30 years ago.

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 How to Use Presidential Terms to Accomplish Great Things in Your Life Instead of Whining and Complaining | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2913

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." --Philippians 3:13-14 One of the things we see in the Old Testament is how that people dated events in their lives by the number of years the king had been in power. For example, Daniel says, "In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me after that which appeared unto me at the first..." I believe that, instead of whining and complaining, we ought to use every president’s term as a time marker to accomplish things that God wants us to accomplish in our own lives. Here are some ways that you can get started doing that. ...

 Jesus Asks, "Do You Love Me?" Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 367) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1722

Message 337 / TEXT: John 21:15-17 F.B. Meyer said, "When a man is right with God, God will freely use him." John ends his book with Jesus and His disciples by the sea in a scene that has been referred to as "the restoration of Peter." Peter had denied that he even knew Jesus Christ while the Lord was on trial in Jerusalem. Apparently, Jesus nor any of the other disciples held that against him. He was still a part of the group. He was even seen as a leader, as he was the one whom all the others followed to go fishing earlier in this passage. But, Peter likely had some misgivings in his own heart. Every time he looked at Jesus, he would have felt guilt and regret over what he had done. He would have been especially ashamed because he had been the most vocal in his proclamations that he would die with Jesus if necessary. Jesus, of course, knowing all things, knew what was in Peter's heart. He knew that Peter was still messed up on the inside. And, so, Jesus graciously sets out to restore Peter, the one whom He had called the "rock" upon which He would build the church. Dr. Warren Wiersbe said, "Peter and his Lord had already met privately and no doubt taken care of Peter's sin, but since Peter had denied the Lord publicly, it was important that there be public restoration. Since Peter had denied his Lord three times, Jesus asked him three personal questions. He also encouraged him by giving a threefold commission that restored Peter to his ministry." ...

 Jesus says, "Come and Dine" (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 366) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2620

Message #336 TEXT: John 21:11-14 Joni Eareckson Tada said, "When I look at Jesus' warm and intimate friendships, my heart fills with praise that Jesus was a man. A man of flesh-and-blood reality. His heart felt the sting of sympathy. His eyes glowed with tenderness. His arms embraced. His lips smiled. His hands touched. Jesus invites us to relate to Him. And because He is fully man, we can relate to Jesus with affection and love." As John draws his book to a close, we are again treated to a pedestrian scene involving Jesus and His disciples. The disciples had worked hard all night trying to catch fish. Jesus had come and directed them to receive a miraculous haul. Now, they were sitting on the shore with the Master eating a breakfast that He had prepared. Jesus invited them to join Him saying, "Come and dine." As mentioned before, from the middle of the sea, the disciples did not recognize that it was Jesus on the shore. Mary at the tomb and the disciples on the road to Emmaus had similar experiences. It is as though they had to look twice in order to see that it was really Jesus. Perhaps, the scars that Jesus had received from His scourging and crucifixion had marred His appearance to the extent that one had to look closely to see that it was really Him. ...

 The Church at Smyrna: No Rebuke, but Trouble Will Come, Part 1 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #293) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1787

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11 Charles Finney said, "If Christians were not such cowards, and absolutely disobedient to this plain command of God -- 'Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him' -- one thing would certainly come of it: either they would be murdered in the streets as martyrs because men could not bear the intolerable presence of truth, or sinners would be speedily converted to God." Leonard Ravenhill said, "If Bible knowledge could change the world, we would've changed it long ago." --- Jesus opens His letter to the church at Smyrna with these words: "These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive." He reminds them of who He is. The words "first and last" emphasize Jesus' eternality and Jesus' authority. In contrast to this is another affirmation that Jesus "was dead" -- literally "chose to become dead" -- and is now "alive." This reminder of who Jesus is is important for the church at Smyrna. Smyrna was a prominent Roman city and a center of the imperial religion. The pagan citizens of Smyrna regarded Caesar as supreme ruler, almost as a god. They declared, "Caesar is Lord," something which the Christians of Smyrna would never do. The Christians were seen as traitors to the Empire. The Bible Exposition Commentary says, "Anyone refusing to acknowledge Caesar as Lord would certainly be excluded from the guilds. This would mean unemployment and poverty. The word used for poverty means 'abject poverty, possessing absolutely nothing.'" ...

 The Jesus Effect, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 364) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2083

Message 335 / TEXT: John 21:4-11 Charles Spurgeon said, "Christ's presence, if He would but come among us in the fullness of His strength, would do so much more for us than anything that we have ever seen that we would be just as astounded by the increase as the apostles were by the great draught of fishes. Christ had but to will it, and the fish came swimming in shoals to the net, and he has but to will it, and souls will be converted by millions to Himself and His gospel." In our last message, we saw that Peter, John, and five of their fellow disciples decided to go fishing while they were waiting for Jesus to come to them in Galilee. This was not necessarily a shameful or sinful action in that they were not abandoning Jesus or the ministry. It was most likely simply one of necessity. Unfortunately, the disciples fished all night and did not catch one fish. When a Man appears on the shore and tells them to cast the net on the other side of the boat, they do so, and they haul in a marvelous catch. What can we learn from the aftermath of this miracle? ...

 Praying Off the Beaten Path (Praying Through the Bible #225) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2145

TEXT: Acts 16:13-15 In this passage, we find Paul in the middle of his second missionary journey. Recently, he has attempted to take the Gospel message east into Asia Minor, but found repeatedly doors being shut and the Spirit indicating that they should not move forward in that direction. While they were waiting to find out what they should do next, Paul received a vision of a Macedonian man telling him, "Come over and help us." Taking this as a sign from the Lord, Paul, Silas, and Luke go west into Europe. We know that Luke is with them because his narrative switches from "they" to "we"; he is a partaker in the action of his historical account. They arrive in Philippi, a Roman colony city in Macedonia. Philippi was the most prominent city in the region. Being a colony city, it was considered a "little Rome," a "Rome away from Rome." It was filled with loyal Roman subjects, many of whom were retired soldiers, who had received rewards from the Roman emperor in exchange for them leaving Italy and reinforcing Roman values by living in an outpost of the Empire. Philippi was also the city where Mark Antony and Octavian defeated Brutus and Cassius in a decisive battle of the second Roman civil war just a few years prior to the arrival of Paul, Silas, and Luke. On the first Sabbath after their arrival, we find Paul and his fellow workers heading down to a riverside where Jews gathered for prayer.

 True New Testament Revival: Getting Back to Our First Love, Part 14 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #292) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1948

TEXT: Revelation 2:1-7 John Wesley said, "Value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity." Leonard Ravenhill said, "The cross is going to judge everything in your life -- your eating, your drinking, your sleeping, your spending, your talking. Everything in your life will be cross examined." ---- In life, there are many things that the Christian will need to overcome. For the Ephesian church, they had to overcome the deceit of the Nicolaitanes, the legalism that was cropping up in their church family, and the complacency that caused them to turn away from their first love. Could they overcome all these things? Yes, they could. They could overcome all things if they relied on Christ for strength. ...

 The Jesus Effect, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 361) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1940

Message #334 TEXT: John 21:1-8 Alfred Plummer said, "There is no need to seek symbolical meanings for the right and left side of the disciples' boat. The difference is not between right and left, but between working with and without Divine guidance." In the final chapter of the book of John, the post-resurrection narrative shifts to Galilee, specifically the Sea of Tiberius. It is significant that Jesus would appear to His disciples here because this region is where most of them came from and also where most of Jesus' followers came from. As you may recall, the Galileans were seen as being of a lower class than the Jews from Judea. But Jesus found His most receptive audience among these people who were looked down on. This appearance of Jesus is also significant because the angel at the tomb, and later Jesus Himself, stated that He would appear to His disciples in Galilee. The first two appearances that John recorded took place in Jerusalem as far as we know. While the other disciples are waiting for Jesus to arrive, Simon Peter announces, "I go a fishing." No preamble, no talking it over with the other guys. Just, "I go a fishing." Six of the other disciples decide to go with Peter -- Thomas, Nathanael, James, John, and two others who are unnamed. The disciples are frequently criticized here for their willingness to go back to their former occupation so soon. But the Bible does not tell us that what they did was wrong or that they intended this as a way of turning their back on the ministry. Rather, it is just as likely that Peter, who had a wife and children, and the other disciples needed to make some money to take care of their earthly needs. ...

 The Gospel of John is Purpose-Driven, Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 360) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2691

Message 333 / TEXT: John 20:30-31 Frederick Buechner said, "For millions of people, the birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it. It is a truth that, for twenty centuries, there have been untold numbers of men and women who, in untold numbers of ways, have been so grasped by the Child who was born, so caught up in the message He taught and the life He lived, that they have found themselves profoundly changed by their relationship with Him." In the last Bond film, Spectre, there's a scene where James Bond calls Moneypenny and asks her to look up information on a person whom everyone believes is dead. Bond says, "Check his files before and after his death." Moneypenny responds incredulously, "After his death, what are you talking about?" And Bond says, "Just do it." Of course, it seems odd to look for information on a person after they have died. But in order to get the full story on Jesus Christ, we must look at the records before and after His death. And that is what John provides us in his Gospel. As we learned in our last message, John wrote his Gospel with a purpose. In his account of all of Jesus' words and deeds, his purpose was to convince his readers to believe. Believe, as we learned, means to "commit one's trust unto" someone. Why should a person believe in Jesus Christ? What happens when a person believes in Jesus Christ? John says, "that believing ye might have life through his name." Believing in Christ results in Life. ...

 The Free State of Glory and the Prison State of Despair (Part 6) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1805

Thomas Watson said, "Little sins unrepented of will damn thee as well as greater. Not only great rivers fall into the sea, but little brooks; not only greater sins carry men to hell, but lesser; therefore do not think pardon easy because sin is small." The Bible explicitly and consistently teaches the reality of Hell. Right here, in the middle of one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible -- a passage all about Heaven -- we find mention of a place called the "lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." We also find mention of people who will not go to Heaven. John, guided by the Holy Spirit, names some of those who will not make it past the pearly gates. As we noted in our last message, God does not save or condemn people based on their works. However, this passage reminds us that those who are saved will have changed behavior, and those who persist in sinful behavior show that they are not saved by their lifestyle. ...

 True New Testament Revival: Getting Back to Our First Love, Part 13 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #291) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1864

TEXT: Revelation 2:1-7 Gilbert Tennent said, "I am verily persuaded that the generality of preachers talk of an unknown and unfelt Christ; and the reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have had dead men preaching to them." Leonard Ravenhill said, "The Romans weren't the only ones who put Jesus to death. I put Him to death; you put Him to death; and professing Christians put Him to death over and over and over again these days with careless living." In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: "When Robert Haldane arrived in Geneva, he learned that one of the two pastors was no longer in town. The other was preaching the gospel faithfully and didn’t need the Scottish preacher’s assistance. They had warm fellowship together, but the door to ministry was apparently closed. Meanwhile, a small prayer meeting in the nearby village of Montauban had been asking God for spiritual leadership since their founder, Madame Krudener, had left. The group members considered Haldane the answer to their prayer. Convinced he wouldn’t have a ministry in Geneva, he decided to leave the city to minister among the prayer group." ---- In the conclusion of His letter to the church at Ephesus, Jesus makes an appeal directly to individual believers. As much as we think of our churches as a single unit -- and we should -- each church is made up of individuals. It is the individual believers who have lost their first love or otherwise gone astray. To such believers, Jesus appeals: "He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." ...

 The Gospel of John is Purpose-Driven, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 357) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1879

Message 331 / TEXT: John 20:30-31 Warren Wiersbe said, "John was not content simply to explain a subject. He was an evangelist who wanted to achieve an object. He wanted his readers to believe in Jesus Christ and be saved! He was not writing a biography to entertain or a history to enlighten. He was writing an evangel to change men's lives." In the final verses of the chapter before the epilogue, John explains the method and purpose of his writing. He begins by addressing those who were enraptured by Jesus' miracles. Everybody loved Jesus' miracles. Miracles made the headlines. Miracles drew the crowds. Miracles made people stop, look, and listen. But Jesus' miracles were not the point of His ministry. Jesus could have not performed a single miracle and He still would have been the Son of God. That is why John says, "Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book..." John only focuses on seven miracles in his Gospel. There are 28 others detailed in the other three Gospels, many of which are repeated among the three. For John the writer, Jesus' miracles were just entrance points for something else. Jesus' miracles were to pique the interest of the reader. They were just the prologue to the story; they were not the main act. As John admits, there are many that he did not write about. So, what was the purpose of the miracles that John did write about? ...

 The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 5 (Praying Through the Bible #224) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1867

TEXT: Acts 12:11-17 From the miraculous story of Peter’s deliverance from prison, from the hand of Herod, and from the ill intent of the Jews, we began looking at what this apostle did after he received his answer to prayer. The Bible tells us that “many” had gathered at Mary’s house to pray collectively for his deliverance. Their prayers had been answered, but Peter was the only one who knew it. The first thing Peter did was he acknowledged God as the miracle-worker. He stopped to express thanks and gratitude to God for working on his behalf. And when we get our answers to prayer, we ought to do the same. Then, not only did Peter acknowledge God as his deliverer and miracle-worker, but he shared the good news with other saints ...

 True New Testament Revival: Getting Back to Our First Love, Part 12 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #290) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2956

TEXT: Revelation 2:1-7 Doug Perry said, "Your growth in Christ is directly proportional to your willingness to rush headlong into the refining fire and embrace it." Leonard Ravenhill said, "The world is not waiting for a new definition of Christianity; it's waiting for a new demonstration of Christianity as it already is." In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: "Arriving in Paris, Robert Haldane encountered a significant disappointment. He made contact with an employee of the American embassy, an evangelical Christian, who had lived in Europe for some time and was familiar with the ministry of the Haldane brothers in Scotland. The American informed Haldane that ‘there were only two pastors in Europe who shared his views of revival,’ but neither lived in France. The two pastors who might work with him both served churches in Geneva. The Scottish preacher thus concluded that Geneva would be the next stop on his journey." ---- It is becoming increasingly evident that we need more Christians and more churches that can receive the commendation of Jesus Christ to the Ephesians: "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate." This is the case because we live in a day when people do not want to hear clear preaching against sin. They feel offended if you tell them that God says they are wrong. In an attempt to keep crowds and please people, many churches have decided it is better to brush what the Bible says about sin under the rug. They, instead, focus on things that people want to hear -- things that are 'affirming' and 'uplifting' -- and they let people go on in their sin. ...

 Jesus, Doubting Thomas, and You, Part 3 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 354) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1831

Message 331 / TEXT: John 20:24-29 John Walvoord said, "Thomas' response, 'My Lord and my God,' is the high point of the Gospel. Here was a skeptical man confronted by the evidence of Jesus' resurrection and he announced that Jesus, the Man of Galilee, is God manifest in the flesh. The truths of the Gospel were realized personally in this apostle." The story of Thomas' unbelief cannot be divorced from its present-day implications. We live in a day of doubt, unbelief, and open mocking of faith. We find in Thomas' questioning and in Jesus' presentation of Himself an answer for all who have trouble believing. When Jesus showed Himself for the second time to a gathering of His followers, He gave Thomas permission to touch His wounds in order to prove to himself that He really had risen from the dead. Presented with undeniable proof, Thomas declared Jesus, "My Lord and my God." As we read this story, it is easy to think that Jesus had to provide extra evidence for Thomas in order for him to believe. But the truth is He actually didn't. The other disciples were no more believing than Thomas was at first. They disbelieved the reports of Mary Magdalene and the women who said they had seen Jesus at the tomb. They, too, had not believed until Jesus personally appeared to them. In their case, Jesus had provided the answer before they had the chance to ask the question. And now He provides to Thomas the same proof that He had provided to the other disciples a week before. That proof was His own presence. ...

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